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Agile Coaching: An Awful Truth

Effective organizational coaching must take a balanced approach with more time spent coaching "up" than "down".

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Using a multi-billion-dollar organization as an example, the author tells the tale of how a coaching firm was contracted for a 15 million dollar project. The consulting firm then hired 10 disparate coaches with no engagement strategy nor consistency of coaching approaches. In the two year engagement, 150 scrum teams were ramped up - a great numbers success. Yet, the coaches expressed dissatisfaction. They knew that teams were scrum in name only, and that their efforts would not result in sustainable change. Coaching "down" (changing the teams) is an area where coaches have a lot of control, while coaching "up" is much harder - but yields more balanced and effective results.
Created on Oct 26, 2020 22:19,
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